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Joined PTP in 2011. On the BoardOfAdvisors. Personal website: [[http://danrasmussen.org/]]. Joined PTP in 2011. On the BoardOfAdvisors. Personal website: [[http://danrasmussen.org/]] .

Expended lots of effort with the goal of getting the word out about the Personal Telco Project. First, lots of work on the PTP wiki. Then re-wrote the homepage so outsiders could understand what Personal Telco was about. I made [[Dashboard]] so that I, and others could more effectively keep the wiki up-to-date and relevant/interesting. I rewrote PTP's listing for [[Calagator]] and for a while took it on myself to submit PTP events to Calagator in an attempt to seek new volunteers. I tried to visit all of the Personal Telco nodes in Portland, and eventually did visit most of them. Here's a map of the results: [[http://pdxwifimap.com/ptp_audit_2012]] . That project became [[http://pdxwifimap.com/]], another attempt of mine to draw attention to the Personal Telco Project. It's also a learning project. PDX Wifi Map is based on OpenStreetMap and does things I haven't seen on any other wifi map.

Sections on this page: #about, #projects, #writtenbyme, #macros

About Me

Joined PTP in 2011. On the BoardOfAdvisors. Personal website: http://danrasmussen.org/ .

Expended lots of effort with the goal of getting the word out about the Personal Telco Project. First, lots of work on the PTP wiki. Then re-wrote the homepage so outsiders could understand what Personal Telco was about. I made Dashboard so that I, and others could more effectively keep the wiki up-to-date and relevant/interesting. I rewrote PTP's listing for Calagator and for a while took it on myself to submit PTP events to Calagator in an attempt to seek new volunteers. I tried to visit all of the Personal Telco nodes in Portland, and eventually did visit most of them. Here's a map of the results: http://pdxwifimap.com/ptp_audit_2012 . That project became http://pdxwifimap.com/, another attempt of mine to draw attention to the Personal Telco Project. It's also a learning project. PDX Wifi Map is based on OpenStreetMap and does things I haven't seen on any other wifi map.

Projects

(in no particular order)

  • SplashPageRedesign - PTP's splash pages need some help!

  • Make homepage awesome. On both mobile (still sucks - sidebar causes unpleasant scrolling experience, but at least text explains what PTP is about) and immobile (fairly satisfied with how it looks with Firefox on netbook screen, haven't tried any others yet).

    • Introduction - Like PersonalTelco, but works well on small screens. Learned: Russell and Jason apparently fond of sidebar on homepage, DanRasmussen dislikes sidebar - see Dashboard section below). Replaced OldHomepage text with Introduction text on 25. April 2012 and trimmed down OldHomepage's sidebar. Visit PersonalTelco with a small-screen-having device to see why I hate the sidebar.

    • Possible solutions:
      1. From WikiTipOfTheDay: "You can set other pages than the FrontPage as your personal start page, e.g. RecentChanges or your own homepage." NeedsUpdate Some way to make Dashboard personal start page?

      2. Bookmark Dashboard page with small-screen devices, volunteers use as startup page. Easiest short-term solution until/unless one of the following items happens:

      3. Somebody who enjoys HTML/CSS formatting ("NOT IT!") gets sidebar to load *after* main page text
      4. Detect small screen devices, send them to Dashboard if logged in or PersonalTelco page minus sidebar if not logged in? (Probably also a "NOT IT!" item)

      5. Your solution here

    • IntroductionNextGen - DRAFT of next-gen homepage. Contains ideas for improvements to Introduction.

    • Dashboard - PTP entry page for volunteers. Goal: show every homepage visitor what they need, and no more! See UsingDashboard for details.

      • 4 - Number of print pages required to print OldHomepage. Note how awkward this looks in printed form, and how much of the information is quickly dated, or does not make sense in non-hyperlink form.

      • 2 - Number of print pages required to print current homepage (Introduction).

      • 1 - Number of print pages required to print current homepage without sidebar - default as of May 1st, 2012!

      • 1.5 - Number of print pages required to print Dashboard. No real reason to print this page.

  • Add sponsor links to nodes (ongoing, but started 22. Feb 2012 and essentially finished 28. Feb 2012) - working through NodesByAge

  • Delete, or add to DeleteMe, appropriate pages from AbandonedPages and OrphanedPages - WARNING: both of these links could take a long time to load!

  • Create pages the wiki says ought to exist, where beneficial. See WantedPages, and be aware that it could take forever to load

  • Create a NetbookHotspot (a type of BackPackAp).

  • Using Android, find offline way to GPS navigate to nearest PTP node.

Pages I've Created

  • NeedsUpdate - list of pages containing useful, but partly outdated, information. Skills required: wiki editing, and maybe research or subject knowledge.

  • NeedsCoded - list of areas in which PTP could use a little coding work, or advanced wiki skills

  • HistoricalInterest - list of interesting historical information, and/or mostly/completely outdated stuff, superseded by CategoryHistorical

  • PersonalTelcoMetrics - list of interesting ways to measure the growth, utility, and benefits of the project

  • PersonalTelcoExports - useful documents for those who would emulate Personal Telco.

  • DanRasmussen/Questions - Personal Telco topics I'm interested in that don't appear to be documented in the written language

  • PhilosophyOnePage - Everything in CategoryPhilosophy, on one page for easy reading. Personal experiment.

  • Calagator - My attempt to get Portland's geek community interested in Personal Telco.

  • NeighborhoodNodes - Printable list of PTP nodes, pulled from the database, with some address standardization. I feel the naming of this page leaves something to be desired (in particular: it's a little long, and requires good spelling/typo-avoidance to type), but NodeList is taken, and Nodes (another badly-named node list page) is a page I feel I shouldn't edit. Random node news:

  • SplashPage - explanation of how PTP's splash page works. Didn't create the page, but rewrote everything that was there...

Macro Test Bed

Macro: RecentChangesList / RecentChanges()

RecentChanges takes up a lot of space! Possible to limit output? See Dashboard for RecentChangesList.

Macro: RandomPage(integer) , RandomPage, PageCount

Several random pages, (out of 3319 total) :

Random page, twice: PersonalTelco/2007-01-10 / PersonalTelco/2020-01-08

Macro: FullSearch() / FullSearchCached()

Pages where DanRasmussen appears in text. Is there some way to show most recent pages edited by DanRasmussen, vs. being in the page text? FullSearchCached is for searches that don't change much. I don't know how often the cache is refreshed, but would like to figure that out. "Clear Cache" is one of the Page Actions.

Macro: EditedSystemPages

...

Macro: TitleIndex, WordIndex, WantedPages, OrphanedPages

  • WordIndex: index of all words in page titles. WordIndex system page disabled on PTP wiki, but macro is embeddable in any page. WantedPages: list links to non-existent pages OrphanedPages: list pages no other page links to

  • <<TitleIndex>>: an index of all page titles. TitleIndex system page disabled on PTP wiki, but macro is embeddable in any page.

Macro: AbandonedPages

See AbandonedPages Quite a long list! Many PTP wiki pages haven't been edited forever - e.g. historical meeting notes. Wonder what the cut-off date is for this function...

Macro: SystemInfo

See SystemInformation

Macro: NewsResults(term1+term2+...)

NewsResults(portland+wifi):
[WWW] Portland’s pandemic-era apartment buildings: Tenants win with rent incentives, but gyms may go away - OregonLive
[WWW] Local libraries 'checking out' an online prescence - Portland Press Herald - Press Herald
[WWW] PSU announces flexible class plan for fall 2020 - Portland Business Journal
[WWW] Annarosa Witman, Portland; Grandparents still present, even after they're gone - Press Herald
[WWW] Work-life-vacation-fishing-hiking-swimming balance? - Business Insurance
[WWW] Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile All Experiencing Service Issues (Updated) - Droid Life
[WWW] Comcast offers free WiFi hotspots, unlimited data, waives late fees during coronavirus outbreak - OregonLive
[WWW] As more get the go-ahead to reopen, businesses in the Capitol Hill protest zone seek city support - CHS Capitol Hill Seattle News
[WWW] 'Ferry routes to Channel Islands and Isle of Wight are possible' - Dorset Echo
[WWW] Students in need get help to access internet for distance learning - KGW.com
[WWW] Tech Tuesday—Holiday Travels — FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
[WWW] WiFi Outlets and Plugs Market to 2023 Top Player Profiles – Bull, Haier, Broadlink, ON, MI, ORICO, ORVIBO, TOWE - Cole of Duty
[WWW] Multnomah County Closes Libraries To Prevent Spread Of Coronavirus - OPB News
[WWW] Portland schools to roll out online learning program amid coronavirus pandemic - KGW.com
[WWW] Eastern Oregon school districts and businesses provide internet options - KGW.com
[WWW] Oregon Education head praises school districts' efforts during unprecedented move to distance learning - KGW.com
[WWW] Study-from-car hotspots offered to Maine schools - Press Herald
[WWW] Spectrum offers students free internet amid COVID-19 school closures - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
[WWW] When His Students Went Home, Joe McFerrin Searched to Find Them Wi-Fi Hot Spots - Willamette Week
[WWW] Portland General Electric Co - Consensus Indicates Potential 13.2% Upside - DirectorsTalk Interviews
[WWW] For thousands of students without home internet access, remote learning is an extra challenge - Press Herald
[WWW] Residence Life approves over 300 students to stay on campus - The Beacon
[WWW] Multnomah County libraries closed; late fees waived - KGW.com
[WWW] Boingo Launches Cellular DAS Network at Portland International Airport - Business Wire
[WWW] America's most affordable THC wax, oil, and hash of 2020 - Leafly
[WWW] Baby Monitor Market Is Booming Worldwide | Analysis And Forecast To 2027 - 3rd Watch News
[WWW] The FBI Is Warning That Your Smart Home Devices Aren't Secure. Here's What You Should Do About It - Inc.
[WWW] How to Keep Your Phone Working When There’s No Service - The Wall Street Journal
[WWW] Coronavirus real-time updates: More tests coming to Oregon - KGW.com
[WWW] Life In The Time Of Coronavirus: What's Still Open In Oregon? - OPB News
[WWW] Over 300 new WiFi hotspots are coming to Washington | Urbanized - Daily Hive
[WWW] Internet in the pandemic: Low-cost, free options, tips - KOIN.com
[WWW] Internet, cable companies won't shut off service to those who can't pay during outbreak - Bangor Daily News
[WWW] The Athletic's NBA Arena Rankings: Some buildings are always a spectacle - The Athletic
[WWW] Oregon FBI Tech Tuesday: Securing Smart TVs — FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
[WWW] Outstanding Portland Coffee Shops With Free Wi-Fi - Eater PDX
[WWW] FBI recommends that you keep your IoT devices on a separate network - ZDNet
[WWW] JSX Springs Into Portland This April With Daily Flights To Seattle-Boeing Field - PRNewswire
[WWW] With Municipal Broadband, Cities Are Taking Back the Internet—and Making It Faster and Cheaper. Can Portland Do the Same? - The Portland Mercury
[WWW] Oregon FBI's Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense Using Virtual Private Networks - Federal Bureau of Investigation
[WWW] FBI Warns of Risks Behind Using Free WiFi While Traveling - BleepingComputer
[WWW] Planned Parenthood opens East Portland Health Center - Pamplin Media Group
[WWW] Portland Public Schools Closer To Moving Classes Online - 750 KXL
[WWW] Internet, phone companies to halt late fees, disconnections - Pamplin Media Group
[WWW] Oregon’s online schools also subject to Gov. Kate Brown’s coronavirus closure order - OregonLive
[WWW] School superintendent says many help make remote learning possible - Press Herald
[WWW] 39 Reported Cases In Oregon, Brown Considering Bar, Restaurant Closures - OPB News
[WWW] Readers respond: An opportunity for year-round schooling - oregonlive.com
[WWW] 10 years in, WES ridership proving to be a 'big, serious problem' for TriMet - KATU
[WWW] Cox, Dominion suspend WiFi, power disconnections for overdue bills amid coronavirus outbreak - WFXRtv.com
[WWW] Busting The Myth Of 'Pre-Installed WiFi' In Multifamily Buildings - Bisnow
[WWW] Bangor turns to fundraising so all students can have internet access - Bangor Daily News
[WWW] CenturyLink suspends data limits, waives late fees, service terminations during coronavirus crisis - OregonLive
[WWW] Stranded in Peru amid virus pandemic, Mainers plead: 'Come and get us' - Bangor Daily News
[WWW] Jay County REMC offering free WIFI to students - WANE
[WWW] Cancel your Spectrum cable or internet? New policy means you may still have to pay - WGME
[WWW] Undocumented during COVID-19: 'Dreamer' discusses her fears and uncertainty - KGW.com
[WWW] Portland WiFi networking company acquired - Portland Business Journal
[WWW] Wireless Connectivity Technology Market Expected to Hit $128.47 Billion by 2026, at 12.6% CAGR - GlobeNewswire
[WWW] Saving the safety net: A closer look at Central City Concern - Portland Business Journal
[WWW] Coronavirus Will Test WiFi Networks, Make 5G More Popular - Bisnow
[WWW] Portland Clinicians Prepare for Uptick in Mental Health Crises Due to COVID-19 - The Portland Mercury
[WWW] 5 reasons Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan should move to Oregon after quitting the royal game - oregonlive.com
[WWW] Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Announces Statewide School Closures - OPB News
[WWW] Coronavirus closure won’t lead to online classes in Oregon public schools. This is why - OregonLive
[WWW] Should stay-at-home restrictions be lifted for rural Oregon? - KGW.com
[WWW] As Oregon Schools Roll Out Distance Learning, Some Students May Be Left Behind - OPB News
[WWW] Now even the FBI is warning about your smart TV’s security - TechCrunch
[WWW] Maine CDC reports 38 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths - Press Herald
[WWW] Best Motels in the US: Our Favorite Retro Spots & Hidden Gems to Visit - Thrillist
[WWW] Portland Chromebook Pickup From April 9-10 And April 13-17 | Portland, OR - Patch.com
[WWW] Portland quietly launches mobile location data project with Alphabet’s controversial Sidewalk Labs - GeekWire
[WWW] Unequal access to learning, a fall without students and another MOOC moment? - Inside Higher Ed
[WWW] Comcast offers free Wifi and other services to keep people connected during COVID-19 - ABC 57 News
[WWW] Local schools stay shuttered until June, virtual learning continues - Press Herald
[WWW] PPS distance learning plan an ‘Apollo 13 moment’ - KOIN.com
[WWW] The Five Best Music Events in Portland This Spring - Willamette Week
[WWW] A hotel called police on a black guest for ‘loitering.’ He’s suing for $10 million. - Washington Post
[WWW] South Portland Public Schools close - Portland Press Herald - Press Herald
[WWW] PDX to Demolish Concourse A as Plans Continue for Expansions at Concourses B and E - Engineering News-Record
[WWW] What You Need to Know About Wifi 6E - Lifehacker
[WWW] Coronavirus forces cancellations throughout Lakes Region - Press Herald
[WWW] Boingo Wireless (WIFI) Q1 2020 Earnings Call Transcript - The Motley Fool
[WWW] Public “drive-up” WiFi hot spots now available across the state, including Kitsap... - Kitsap Daily News
[WWW] Borrowed laptops and bad WiFi: How the NFL is adapting to an online draft - SB Nation
[WWW] Guest Column - Press Herald
[WWW] Parents, teachers to make adjustments as DOE recommends schools stay closed for year - WGME
[WWW] Portland's Mullet Hall logs on to free Wi-Fi pilot - Jamaica Gleaner
[WWW] European Bus Service Launches in Pacific Northwest This Month, Promising a $10 Trip From Portland to Seattle - Willamette Week
[WWW] Dozens scour Portland for missing UP student Owen Klinger - KOIN.com
[WWW] What's that about cops? Wi-Fi network label stirs Portland Twitter pot - OregonLive.com
[WWW] Tuesday, May 19, 2020: Libraries provide critical resources, open for business, impressed by Sara Gideon - Bangor Daily News
[WWW] Local schools extend closure - Press Herald
[WWW] How to Find the Login Page on Public Wifi - Lifehacker
[WWW] WiFi passwords hacked at local coffee shop, security compromised - KPTV.com
[WWW] Best Coffee Shops in Portland: Good Places to Work, Meet, Eat & More - Thrillist
[WWW] Pandemic shows that Maine students need better internet access - Bangor Daily News
[WWW] Check it out: Huge new library on the way? - Pamplin Media Group
[WWW] During Pandemic, Educators and Community Partners Hope to Bridge the Gap for Students of Color - The Skanner
[WWW] Free Wi-Fi is dicey: how to safely access the Internet when traveling - Fox News

Macro: Hits

All hits ever? Since when?

  • Simple <<Hits>>: 5786. Same as <<Hits(all=False,event_type=VIEWPAGE)>>: 5786...

  • Page revisions <<Hits(all=False,event_type=SAVEPAGE)>>: 32

  • Page revisions <<Hits(all=True,event_type=VIEWPAGE)>>: 14876345

Macro: RandomQuote

<<RandomQuote()>> uses FortuneCookies, unless you specify a page in the quotes. From FortuneCookies, by using <<RandomQuote()>>:

  • Hint: Get email notification when this page changes, by clicking Subscribe.

From NeedsUpdate, by using <<RandomQuote(NeedsUpdate)>>:

From NeedsCoded, by using <<RandomQuote(NeedsCoded)>>:

  • No quotes on NeedsCoded.

From WikiTipOfTheDay, by using <<RandomQuote(WikiTipOfTheDay)>>:

  • WikiWiki = means "fast" in the language of Hawaii

Macro: PageCount

  • <<PageCount>>: 33324

  • <<PageCount(exists)>>: 3319


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